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THURSDAY, JULY T, 1949 BTATHEVTT,LE (ARK.) COURIER PAGE FTFTEEW OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams •yeS, A AIREDALE'S hS A-STUMP--BUT "»D GOT HIKA LOOKIfJ' NEAR ENOUGH LIKE A AIREDALE NOW.' 6IMME THEM SCISSORS TILL •OO GET SOUR MIND OFF THAT TAIL/ Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople GOT -fME CURfc FOR THAT, A MAM GfcTS 6AD,Ue'S SOT TO SVJ5AT IT OUT T'LL COSE THE LftO OP WITH A TR6ATMEKJT Of- 61SHT-UOOR xi DAVS/ Ho*i TI-IATT \t)u'R6 HERE, POP, M*VBe VOO CAN UOtftT VoUR BOY AMOS OUT Of tWE HOtE HE'S IM.' LECTURCO Ct-LJB AND fhtEV SLA,W>ED FLACT VJUH AROUMD WlTh\ MS LOWER LIP Like APRCXOFOL OF- POTATOES.' A 8ETTER TRICK. HOUDIMI Pickard's Gro and Market 1044 Chickosowba We Specialize in Fancy Meats and Groceries W* Oe/iver Phone 2043 Plenty of Parking Space CLIPPED ANGEL Copyright, W9, N£A SERVICE, INC. By Clive Grierson Cornish TH& STOHVi Mlk* !»^»C rmfi»*rr, wh* *w tb« »r«4»«llw« - GOOD FOOD - DRIVE TO SIMPSON'S CAFE trk-Mo State Line A Cool Place to Eat Sunday Special from 1 to 3 • Crappie Fish • Fried Chicken Dinner 75c • We Never Close • Service — That's Our Motto/ W« »p»n no eBort In providing in EXTRA ev&ryda? prescription iervicc. whlcb meins eztr» convenience to TOU Pee) free to cal) on tx at an; time Prompt delivery service Pbona 607 WOODS DRUG STORE PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores 4% HOME LOANS Elbert S. Johnson The Equitable Life Assurance Society Phone 622S . The Wrj- IV T IKE Cory, the Dark \ngfA mine "*" had changed considerably since I had last se«n rt 15 years ago. At that time Parboiled Parnell was skidding hand-picked high-grad* ore down the mountain in rawhide sacks, digging mit perhaps *«* pounds a day. Now a modern 2Q(Mon lv.vU-mrt! Riled the air with noiw, and I dismal gray tailings dump fannec out hallway across the making the place hideous. The mine it«lf was in UmbreHa |Mouiitain,*so called because 1 numerable ravines cut Ihe sides I and the ridges between stack OM like ribs. Dark Aritfvl WM biggest two ribs. The rein syslem, a« I remem bered k, was a honey. It struc right through the mountain, al most vertically, so that all a miner had to do was cut ore chutes be tween the different working level and gravity did the dirty work. The stuff tumbled down to the main haulage level, about 100 feel above the valley floor, and w carted out and dumped right inl the min blinkers. You couidn have asked Coc a nicer set-up in small mine. Cory rame around lo the company boarding house after breakfast next morning and took me over to the office. The mill superintendent w«« there, a kind-faced old boy who could have played loyal-fnmHy- retainer parts without benefit ot make-up. I judged he was between 50 arKl 80. • • • "•"PHIS • Uncle Jake," Cory -^ said. "Jake Whinnaker, that if —he's not really my uncle. Uncle Jake has been with the Dark Angel from the very beginning." Uncle Jake was pleased to meet me, btit K took a little while for him to get i* owt because o* his asthma. We shook hands and I turned to the other party present, a young fellow. "This is Archie Trask," Cory said. "Archie, Mike McTaig. Archie is in charge of everything underground. He's been with its for 10 years." Trask WM an open-faced, food- looking led in hie early 30't. I didnt »e« why Cory dragged in the length-of-service angle, and I wondered what had kept him out of the late, great unpleasantness, b\tl we shook hands anyway, and FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS BY MERRILL BLOSSEB Weird Business L'YERMOCiS BUSIklESS--- * POOL T»BL» AMD SCO P»IG. "Everything on the table looks so good, grandma—the only thing I'd be afraid to eat too much of fs that spinach!" Tbc MiM MM>*rinl«rMi«nt WM Utere, a kind-faced »M boy wira have placed lo?al~fMaily-retainer paris wnhotit make-»p. You know, before he died, Cory's daddy said to me, Make,' he said, 'if anything happens to me, I want you to take care of my lillle girl' and I've cever forgotten it, Mr. McTaig, not lor a moment. 0 He put his hand over Cory's with an affectionate uncle-ish gesture. I couldn't s«« Parboiled Parnell gushing, eveti on his deathbed, and 'urthemnore, from what I'd seen, Jadcly's little girl could take care ot herself quite nicely, thank you. T DIDNT like the way Uncle Jnke kepX. hi.s hand over Cory's. and I don't think Archie Trask did, either. In fact, I was rapidly developing a dislike of the whole set-tip. I felt better when Cory pulled her hand free with a IHtle wiggle of impatience. 'Well,'* I said, "suppose we Bet down to prosaic details like sampling, assaying, the mill-flow sheet and things like that." I outlined what I had in mind, (hen I asked about assays and who'd been doing them. "We hare our own jwsayet% M Uncle Jake said, "lie's x good man; 1 picked him m»t myself." I said I doubted if he eotilrt handle aH the work I'd hav« for him dirring the next week. "I wouldn't worry about th«t»" Trask put m. "Riggs is fast and he's accurate. Besides, if we have to send samples to Seattle K means delay »nd extra expense," I looked at Cory and she nodded "All right," T said, "we'll use yowr lad. Now, K you'll let me bave a look at your flow-sheet. .." <To Br Crwlinwed) the (our of ue sat down around the office table. "Mike is here," Cory announced, "io see if he can find out why our mill-heads are running only 55 a ton instead oi the f 15 they used lo run." It was 3 shock lo Ihe boys. Un- cVe Jake began, "Bui, Cory, ! thought we'd decided . . ." and railed off into disconcerted silence. Trask's jnw dropped for a moment, then he snapped it shut angrily. Cory m*de haste lo explain. "My theory w we've been looking so long and so hard we're discouraged, whereas an outsider, with a completely fresh slant, might find the answer right wider oin: noses." • • • fT was a reasonable explanation. bill nobody likes lo have it implied they've fallen down on the job. You could sense nn atmosphere of injured pride, and that wasn't going to hehp me in my investigation. 1 tried to (Vx ttrnig* wp. Tv« been told the Dark Angel is one of the best-run mines in the Wort. If ttSese two gentlemen can't make it par, Cory, then I doubt K I'll be at much use to you." Uncle Jake stopped looking as K he'd like to cry and Trask thawed noticeably. "However," I .inid, "well hop* for the bes*— and I might My I'll be »«i y grateful for any assistance you two can grve me." Uncle Jake beamed. "Mr. Me Tai»," he said earnestly, "I take my responsibilities very seriously. 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